'Through the looking glass', last year's winning image by Francis Prior.
There's just over a week left to enter the RSPCA Young Photographer of the Year competition 2013.
TV personality, photographer and wildlife expert Chris Packham will lead a judging panel of industry professionals and will also present a ceremony at the Tower of London on Friday 19 December when the Winners will be announced.
Becky Murray, photographer and judge for the RSPCA, said: "Anyone planning on giving this year’s contest a shot needs to apply now as time is running out. We’d hate anyone to miss out so if you’re thinking about entering now is the time to go for it – don’t delay.
We are amazed every year at how good the entries are – they just seem to get better and better. It is great to see so many talented young people so enthused about photographing animals and many hope to make this a career. I am sure this year will be no exception"
The closing date for YPA 2013 is at midnight on Monday 26 August 2013 and it is open to youngsters aged 18 and under from the UK. There are three age categories, plus the old favourites: Pet Personalities, the Portfolio Award and Making Life Better, for images that best illustrate how animals make people’s lives better.
The overall winner will go on an amazing weekend photography break courtesy of Natures Images. Olympus cameras worth up to £500 are also up for grabs for winners and runners up in each category. The winner of each age category will also receive an exclusive photo shoot at an RSPCA animal centre.
For more information and to enter, visit the RSPCA Young Photographer's Awards website